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TitleEquity of access to WASH in schools : a comparative study of policy and service delivery in Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Uganda...
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCenter for Global Safe Water at Emory University -Atlanta, GA, US.
Pagination100 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.; boxes
Date Published2012-01-01
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, case studies, east timor, education, education of women, gender, health education, kyrgyzstan, malawi, philippines, uganda, uzbekistan, water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]

Water, sanitation and hygiene education in schools –WASH in Schools – provides a healthy and comfortable environment that helps improve children’s health and boosts educational attendance and achievement. School-aged children in many countries, however, are unable to benefit from adequate access to WASH in Schools. Although all children are affected by lack of access, vulnerable populations often bear a disproportionate burden. Even in schools where adequate facilities are in place, some children are excluded due to discrimination against certain groups and the failure to provide facilities that meet special needs. Consequences of this exclusion have been shown to lead to inadequate and unequal learning environments, and increased drop-out and repetition rates, among affected groups of children.
Focus for the equity dimensions, by country : Kyrgyzstan :gender; regional disparities (ethnicity); urban-rural disparities; Malawi : Urban-rural disparities; gender;disabilities; Philippines :regional disparities; disabilities; Timor-Leste : urban-rural disparities; gender; Uganda : gender; disabilities; regional disparities; Uzbekistan : regional disparities; gender. [authors abstract]

NotesWith references at the end of each chapter
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